Cisci still hates Microsoft (Windows VPN)

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Feb 9th, 2007

I just read the 'readme' for the VPN Client 5.0. Still no stateful firewall for Vista. Still no 64-bit support.

Where is Cisco? Vista's been coming for over a year. What do you want us to do? Give up on the concentrators and go with Microsoft IAS VPN?

I have this problem too.
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jcrussell Fri, 02/09/2007 - 11:29

Considering that Nortel doesn't have a VPN client for Vista yet either, I'd say Microsoft hates interoperating with others. They did completely rewrite the network stack, you know.

jbburks Fri, 02/09/2007 - 11:48

It's not like they kept it a secret... I've had Vista beta code for over a year, and I'm not even a close developer/customer....

Kamal Malhotra Fri, 02/09/2007 - 16:20

We don't know for how long Microsoft has been working on the Vista development. Developing a new client from scratch takes time.

Phillip Remaker Fri, 02/19/2010 - 12:12

February 18, 2010
Due to popular demand, the Cisco VPN Client v5.0.7 open beta is now available!
In addition to serving as a general maintenance release, the Cisco VPN Client 5.0.7 beta is compatible with Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit environments. 
A 64-bit specific compatible image is available for installation on these platforms.

Please have communicate feedback (both positive and problems) to [email protected].

Key Capabilities available for Beta Testing:
New Platform support – Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit platform compatibility
Software Access: http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/go/Redirect.x?mdfid=281940730 (under 5.BETA)
Software is available for download by any customer with a Cisco.com SMARTnet™ enabled login.
Release Notes will be available next week via a link once the download image is selected.

There are currently no plans to support Windows XP 64 bit in the VPN client.

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